Sound Science: Bird Sounds Webinar

In this webinar, Ethan takes center stage and presents cool facts, tips, and useful tools for learning bird sounds. He focuses on how to learn sounds, particularly with the terms birders use to describe them. There is also information on how to record sounds. Paige and Zeb join to moderate questions, and introduce the newest resource for Missouri birders, MObirdsong. The team then answers some great attendee questions until the end.

Here is a list of resources mentioned during the webinar:

Bird Song Mobile Apps

Song Sleuth:

The Warbler ID Guide (a companion to the book):

Desktop Applications for looking at sounds

Raven Pro and Raven Lite (Free)


Online Resources

Nathan Pieplow’s Blog with references to his books, “Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds”

Xeno-canto “Sharing Bird Sounds from Around the World”

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “Birds of the World” (requires subscription)

Missouri Bird Songs!


Many by Donald Kroodsma. I’d recommend, “The Singing Life of Birds: the Art and Science of Listening to Birdsong”

The Warbler ID Guide

Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America (covers Missouri)

Thank you for checking out our webinar! Stay tuned to our blog to register and attend upcoming webinars live! All webinars will be free, but free will donations are always welcome.